Social Development Dept distances itself from whistle-blower's disappearance

The Department of Social Development in Gauteng is distancing itself from the disappearance of whistle-blower Nomawethu Kunene.

Ms Kunene, who is the deputy director at West Rand NGO A Re Ageng Social Services, has been missing since February 26, after revealing alleged corruption in the department.

The department's spokesperson Mbangwa Xaba says if any official is involved in corruption and the disappearance of Kunene they must be arrested.

Contrary to popular belief, it is the MEC [for social development] who approached the MEC for Public Safety to say lets have investigations into this matter; she had asked for a police investigation and we still haven't had a response.

Mbangwa Xaba, Spokesperson, Gauteng Social Development Department

READ: Desperate search to find missing whistle-blower

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa , Xaba says there are some officials who are going to a disciplinary hearing.

He says the department has also established inquires to look into matters of maladministration dating back 10 years.

He says it 'boggles the mind' why, if a witness is missing, the department is contacted and not the police.

Listen to the types of investigations the department is conducting.


This article first appeared on 702 : Social Development Dept distances itself from whistle-blower's disappearance


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